There's Danger! Terror! Mystery! With a Killer on the Loose!
Julie Weston and her aunt, Hattie, own and operate a candy-store in Harlem. A wealthy business man, Albert Marshall, and his wayward son, Jim Marshall, swindle the women out of the store. Later, Albert Marshall is found murdered, and there are several suspects, including Marshall's secretary and a blackmailer. (from IMDb)
Stepin Fetchit is in this film, and (fair warning) his persona is just as irritating and offensive as in his earlier Hollywood work, but serves as a contrast to the other characters onscreen. Fetchit had trouble finding much Hollywood work in the '40s, despite being friends with John Ford and other successful filmmakers.
Vincent Valentini (story)
Vincent Valentini (screenplay)
Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification
Sheila Guyse ... Julie Weston
Stepin Fetchit ... 'Swifty', the Handyman
Hilda Offley ... Aunt Hattie
Creighton Thompson ... Reverend Jackson
Kenneth Freeman ... Jim Marshall
William Greaves ... Bert Hallam
Sybil Lewis ... Alice Adams (as Sybyl Lewis)
Laurence Criner ... Albert Marshall (as Lawrence Criner)
Jack Carter ... Philip Manley
Milton Williams ... Mr. Wilkinson
Monte Hawley ... Lieutenant Renard
Ruble Blakey ... Detective Foley
'Slick' Chester ... Detective Tracy (as Alfred Chester)
Savannah Churchill ... Singer - Specialty 'I Want to Be Loved'
Lavada Carter ... Singer - Specialty 'John Saw the Number'
Norma Shepherd ... Singer - Specialty 'Patience and Fortitude'
Juanita Hall ... Juanita Hall - Specialty 'Chocolate Candy Blues'
Lynn Proctor Trio ... Trio
Lynn Proctor ... Lynn Proctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juanita Hall Choir ... Choir
Hilda Geeley ... Singer (uncredited)
Jack Goldberg .... producer
David Goldberg .... producer (uncredited)
Don Malkames (as Don Melkames)
Film Editing by
Art Direction by
Frank Nemczy (as Frank Namaczy)
Doc Liszt .... makeup designer (as Rudolph G. Liszt)
Nelson Minnerly .... sound engineer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Blazier .... wardrobe
John Glusken .... music supervisor
Jack Shaindlin .... musical director
J.M. Lehrfeld .... technical advisor
black & white
This film was released without a copyright notice, rendering it into the public domain.